Category: Oral Health

Whoopi Goldberg’s Battle with Gum Disease

Whoopi Goldberg has to deal with the consequences of gum disease. Fortunately, preventive care and regular visits to Dr. Kennedy can keep your smile healthy.

Caring for Your Teeth During Your Pregnancy

The month of November is Prematurity Awareness Month, sponsored by the March of Dimes. This month is dedicated to raising awareness about the dangers or premature birth.

Dental Hygiene Must-Haves to Have on Hand

When you think “dental hygiene,” what do you think of? Brushing your teeth? Flossing? Using a mouthwash or an oral rinse? Modern day dental hygiene goes much further than the basics of a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, and mouthwash. Now, there are all kinds of tools and tricks to help you keep your mouth in tip-top shape.

Don’t Ignore Your Dental Problems

Do you have small dental issues that just won’t go away? Dr. Kennedy can assess your mouth to make sure it’s not the result of a major problem.

Foods That Help Your Smile

You may know what foods to avoid, but what should you eat and drink to help keep your teeth healthy? Dr. Kennedy can make sure your diet is keeping your smile strong.

Tongue Trivia

How much do you know about the muscle that helps you taste, chew, and talk? Dr. Kennedy can educate you about the health of your tongue.

The Origin of Gum Disease

Among American adults, the threat of gum disease, medically known as periodontal disease, is a very real and potentially dangerous condition. Between 70 and 80 percent of the national population over the age of 40 is affected by the disease to some extent.

Although genetics may play a small role in its development, doctors agree that gum disease is most often directly related to how well people care for their teeth and gums.